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AP World History P1

Review of Period One in AP World History, to 600 BCE, the Foundation Era

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Climate Climate has been a major factor in determining where people settles. People settled in areas that has climates that would accomodate agriculture and livestock.
Paleolithic Age refers to... about 12,000 BCE. People were nomadic during this time.
Neolithic Age refers to... about 12,000 BCE to 8000 BCE. It is during this time that people settled in communities and civilization began to emerge
River Valley Civilizations refers to,,, about 3500 to 1500 BCE.
Classical Civilizations refer to... about 1000 BCE to 600 CE. major civilizations to emerge were Zhou and Han China, Greece and Rome, and the Gupta Empire.
What did all of the River Valley Civilizations develop in common, despite their unique ways of life? Complex irrigation systems, legal codes, money, art and written literature, more formal scientific knowledge, numbering systems,calendars, and the intensification of social inequality.
Mesopotamia (CULTURE, POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE) Developed by 3500 BCE CULTURE Cuneiform; Extensice trade with egypt and the indus valley; epic of gilgamesh; early use of bronze tools; chariots advanced astronomyl math based on 60; pessimistric view of the world, perhaps due to irregular, unpredictable flooding of the river
Mesopotamia (CULTURE, POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE) Developed by 3500 BCE Polytheism, gods powerful and oftern cruel; kings powerful but not divine. POLITICAL ORGANIZATION city states and warrior kings, hammurabi's code; competition among city states as well as frequent invasions led to less political stability than egypt.
Mesopotamia (CULTURE, POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE) Developed by 3500 BCE SOCIAL STRUCTURE job specialization- farmers, metallurgists, merchnts, craftsmen, political administrators, preists, social classes. Marraige contractsm veils for women, women of upper classes less equal than lower class counterparts.
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